Why did my music not get approved to play on Pandora?
MEMPHIS TN (IFS) -- Let's face it. Pandora is just another Internet radio site. It's power is far reaching, but not life giving to any recording artist or songwriter. Pandora's formula is just like the everyday "car radio stations", they only play the hits. Pandora do not create talent, they just exploit it. Pandora is just one of 483 Million Internet stations across the world.
Our parent company own seven such radio stations, and have been on the cutting edge of Internet radio since its beginning in 1993, when nobody even knew what the heck you were talking about. It was incredible that one could conceive getting music delivered on your computer. SDC's computer software developing unit in 1995, Infotronics USA compression software placed a three minute single on a 3.5 1/2 inch floppy disk that turned the heads of the music industry.
My how far we have come in such a short period of time, that the recording artists live and die on the acceptance of Pandora Internet Radio? Let's get real. A hit record does not need to be endorsed by Pandora Radio.
You want a "hit" record, get chosen by the SDC Radio Networks for their play lists which is one of the oldest on the Internet and they have generated hit records, Grammy artists, plus a lot of records that end up in TV and Radio ads. Just luck? Consistency is programming the right songs, by letting the listeners chose what play and what is not played. At SDC Radio Networks, we give "second chances" and even "third chances" for the listeners to re-evaluate what they believe their ears. Sometime, it takes a couple of reprogramming choices for some songs to "catch" your ears, and when it does, it becomes a sensation.
So to you artists who gets rejected by Pandora Radio, and who's fate rely on ONE listener to determine if your music is placed on their list. Pandora could not produce a hit recording if their lives depended on it. They just use what artists produce for them to finger through, so they can say the following crap. . .
"We have a deep respect for artists and their work, and we take the responsibility of curating Pandora’s collection very seriously to give our listeners music and comedy that enhances their personalized listening experience.
This decision has been made purely on the basis of what is best for Pandora’s collection. We curate music that works for personalized radio listening, and that we expect will connect with an audience.
Pandora takes this responsibility very seriously, and we aspire to be as consistent and accurate as we can when reviewing submissions. Each submission is reviewed carefully by one of our curators, independent from bias. We proudly invest many hours every week reviewing each submission and we are committed to doing this even with our ever-growing volume. We do not reconsider submissions once an initial decision has been made. That said, suggestions from listeners and ongoing external research help guide future music and comedy inclusions."